Series: Focus on the Lesson

Mouse Collections

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Preschool storytime is a great time to teach mathematics! In this video, two teachers use Ellen Stoll Walsh’s Mouse Count to illustrate the concept of “less and more.” Students role-play either as the snake, who collects mice for dinner one by one, or the mice, who eventually outsmart the snake and escape one by one. Using role-playing and storytelling provides younger students a jumping-off point for learning more abstract math ideas.